- B.S. in Criminology, East Tennessee State University (ETSU)
- M.A. in Sports Management, ETSU
- M.S. in Academic Advising, Kansas State University
- Ed.D in Global Sports Leadership, ETSU (in progress)
Cornell joined the staff to serve as the PAWS Coordinator/Academic Counselor for Men's Soccer. Prior to joining the University of Memphis staff, Cornell was a graduate assistant and the Assistant Academic Advisor at East Tennessee State University from 2012 through 2014.
While obtaining his undergraduate degree at East Tennessee State University, Cornell was a thrower on the men's track and field team. He is originally from Miami, FL, and enjoys community service, spending time with friends and family, sports, movies, music, and food.
In addition to serving as the PAWS Coordinator/Academic Counselor for Men's Soccer, Cornell is the SAAC Advisor and teaches ACAD 1100-Academic Strategies and UNIV 3740-Preparing to be a Professional. He is also a member of National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A).
Favorite quote: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius